The opposition Alliance for the Union of Romanians (AUR) is urging Prime Minister Florin Citu, national leader of the National Liberal Party (PNL), major at rule, to come to the "negotiating table" in the University Square in Bucharest before Romanians in response to Sunday's statement by the newly elected PNL national leader that he will talk to the lawmakers from all parties to mount a majority needed to support the government he leads.
"AUR will talk to any party that observes the constitution. PNL is deficient in that regard. Democracy and constitutional rights are not negotiable. However, Florin Citu is invited to the University Square, on Saturday at 17:00hrs to deal directly with Romanians. We can also negotiate with him," George Simion, co-chair of AUR, is quoted as saying in an AUR press statement released on Monday.
On Sunday, Citu said that he will talk to all the parliamentary parties that do not want a political crisis in Romania, mentioning that he prefers the PNL- Save Romania Union (USR) - Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) option plus the votes of the national minority lawmakers.
"We will talk to all those who in the Romanian Parliament will support a government and do not want a political crisis in Romania (...). to all parties. On the one hand, we have USR negotiating with PSD and AUR and then you cannot but not negotiate with anyone. At this moment, we have a PSD-AUR-USR alliance in the Romanian Parliament, which wants to overthrow the government. It is the one in which we will continue with a PNL-USR-UDMR government and the votes of the minorities, that is what I want, that is what I will fight for, that is what I will negotiate in the Romanian Parliament. As long as USR keeps being adamant on overthrowing the government together with AUR and PSD, it is complicated to talk to them. After they decide if they want to stay with PSD and AUR, then we talk to them," said Citu, Agerpres informs.